In Pictures: Community Service Project in My Parents' Villages

        The following pictures tell the story of a collaborative community service project that my family friends and I discussed and undertook with the help of relatives, elders and officials to improve healthcare for schoolchildren and families in my parents' villages in India. My heartfelt gratitude to my close family friends Rokkam Padma, Varma, Mr. Rokkam Tata Rao, Mrs. Rokkam Saraswati and Raja, for all their hard work and planning, and to my aunt Mrs. Pallikonda Janaki, Panchayati President Mr. Ananda Rao, my father's childhood friend Dr. Bhimanna, and others who also helped, in various ways, to make this possible!

Father's Village (at the elementary school that my father had attended, where Mr. Tata Rao and Mrs. Saraswati's daughter Padma was now teaching):

Mother's Village (at the church that a Christian missionary, Dr. Irene Leeser, built in addition to a hospital decades ago, which Mr. Tata Rao is now caretaker of; Mr. Tata Rao has also been offering free homeopathy medicines and treatment to villagers for the past several decades out of a room that he converted into a clinic in his own home):

(The late Dr. Irene Leeser in 2012)

(Mr. Tata Rao's home with the free homeopathy clinic)

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